Recruiting Faculty & Staff to Volunteer for Emory Cares International Service Day

By Aaronnette Jackson

September 25, 2014

 

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center is proud to be a sponsor of Emory Cares International Service Day in Atlanta on Saturday, November 8th. The annual event is one of the signature programs of the Emory Alumni Association and has increased its volunteer participation each year since it was created in 2003.

 

The Emory Alumni Association partnered with Volunteer Emory in 2006, which led to increasing numbers of undergraduate and graduate student participants. The WorkLife Resource Center hopes to increase the number of faculty and staff participants by promoting the event directly to the faculty, and staff, at Emory and combining it as an opportunity for them to invite their families to join them and participate in National Family Volunteer Day, which is celebrated in November as well. Through Emory Cares, alumni chapters across the country and around the world coordinate and lead a wide range of service projects that benefit their home communities. Emory Cares is one of the University’s most widely recognized means for furthering its mission of serving humanity.

 

A wide range of projects are available for Emory Cares volunteers, including the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the NAMES Project (AIDS Memorial Quilt), and MedShare. Along with a host of outdoor projects in public parks and recreation areas, reading to the elderly and many more.

 

Join the Emory community on Saturday, November 8 by signing up to participate in Emory Cares at www.alumni.emory.edu/emorycares.  If you have questions about Emory Cares International Service Day, please contact Venus Miller at venus.miller@emory.edu.